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berry farm, leaving the riders stuck 300 feet in the air with their legs dangling. stranded riders stayed calm until they could be rescued. the second time the windseeker mall functioned since last month. a very close call has one police officer in lubbock, text tech being called a hero this morning. all caught on a police cruisers dash cam. the scene of the accident about to become two accidents. just watch right here as the officer, phillip standeffer pushes the woman out of the way baefr an oncoming van slams into ape police car on the scene. >> he put his own safety to the side and made sure the person he was protecting was safe at his own risk. so i think that is something you could term a hero. >> the driver of the van was arrested and hit with a drunk driving charge. the officer and woman were both slightly injured but they will be just fine. >> that is scary. a man in colorado has won a
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giant settlement stemming from inhaling of artificial butter from his microwave popcorn. a federal jury, awarded wayne watson more than $7 million yesterday. he ate two bags of microwave popcorn a day for years then claimed his respiratory problems stem from inhaling buttery aroma. attorneys argued breathing issues were caused by working with carpet cleaning chemicals. the jury disagreed. one of the companies is planning an appeal. >> i thought he would have had to have eaten more popcorn. >> two bags a day, seven years. >> not that much popcorn though. >> two bags a day? i have two bags a year. >> i don't know. maybe i eat too much popcorn. i am shocked at that. apparently, he already has settled claims against the company that makes the butter flavored, he got sick in 2007. he hasn't eaten another bite of popcorn unless he makes it on the stove. apparently safer to make it on the stove, one of those jiffy
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things or perhaps an old-fashioned. >> old school popcorn maker. >> scary the jury thought the buttery popcorn flavoring scent whatever it was more at fault than carpet cleaning chemicals. kind of makes you wonder what's in. >> what's in it. so delicious. i think i eat too much popcorn. >> yeah. new research just published may have parents rethinking the use of the pacifier. they discovered 6 and 7-year-old boys who heavily used pacifiers were less likely to mimic emotions they were shown on tv. suggesting they had emotional development issues. and they also discovered college-aged men who were given pacifiers as children, were less likely to evaluate the moods of others. pacifier use in girls did not impact their, them later in life. researchers discovered. so. >> dude and the pacifier, no, no. girls and the pacifier, no problem. >> you know how we are. >> strange one. here is one thinking dorothy and wizard of oz clicking her heels
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saying no place like home. >> shoes are the work of a british designer. when the wearer clicks their heels together. a gps unit in the heels is activated. lights that point in the direction that you need to travel to get home. >> that its classic. kind of cool. uses special mapping software uploaded into the shoes. great technology to be use for young kids. >> i love it. i mean, i want them to be kind of shiny and glittery. >> right. >> lo >> like dorothy's shoes. i hate getting lost. for me it's perfect. i walk around with my iphone and google map so i don't get lost. >> you'll be able to sync the app, gps and shoes some day. >> amazing for children. >> yeah, pretty cool. coming up, remember michael jackson's landmark "bad" album, 25 years later. >> first, an unusual arrest involving a riding lawnmower
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yes, and a guy that had to get to the supermarket and his son was in the middle of this. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no-no hair remover. every time someone chooses finish over cascade,
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♪ ♪ welcome back to "world news now." a tennis referee accused of killing her husband with a coffee cup will have to give up a dna sample to prosecutors. the ruling from a judge in l.a. yesterday. lois goodman accused of beating her 80-year-old husband with the cup then using the broken handle to stab him. arrested last night at the u.s. open in new york where she was working as a referee. her lawyers tried to prevent the collection of her dna but lost. >> we need a sample of her dna so we can compare it to the blood found in the -- at the crime scene. so we can exclude her or include her as, as a assailant.
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>> mrs. goodman is innocent. i want to make that as clear as i can. mrs. goodman is innocent. >> the couple were married nearly 50 years. they have three grown children. well getting behind the wheel after you have had a few drinks is never a good idea, but climbing on top of a lawnmower after drinking and driving down the street with a 6-year-old on your lap possibly one of the worst. that's what police say this guy did. jeff reese wanted to go to kroger's and couldn't get a ride. he hopped on the riding mower, grabbed the kid and put the in . >> i'm 49 years old i should have known better. i was doing most of the controlling for the lawnmower, i was letting him think he was driving but he wasn't. >> i could look at him and tell he was drunk. i could smell it on him. >> when asked if that was a good idea, he said no alcohol doesn't mix well with the depression medication he takes. >> you think? >> hayes pointed out blade on
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the mower were not running. >> comforting. chick-fil-a will stick to making chicken from now on. the company is changing its policy and will no longer fund groups that oppose same-sex marriage. the owner publicly condemned gay marriage. yesterday the company issued a statement saying it will leave the policy debate to the politicians. interesting. interesting turn around. >> my, my, wonder what caused the turn around and change of heart. >> they say green is what it is really what it is about. not black, not white, not this, not that. green. >> such a turnaround. this happened august 1st when everyone heard about this and sort of went. they had support at chick-fil-a. and all these people went. and i think a couple weeks later, maybe a week later then they had, national kissing day, a lot of same-sex couples went and kissed at chick-fil-a. a huge brouhaha. now it is all over. >> it really its. i mean when i first heard the story. i was like, wow, such a backtrack.
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yeah. go figure. >> i would look to know what caused the turn around. >> be a fly on the wall in the board room when they go hmm. still to come. a new bad. the michael jackson album 25 years later. >> we'll talk to our music guru, bruno degrenado, the album and the documentary about the late singer. you're watching "world news now".
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i'm bad ♪ ♪ you know i'm bad >> sunny has got the dance. look at that. michael jackson may be doing something in death that he never got to do in life. make a comeback that its. >> sony record released "bad 25" a compilation of remastered hits. spike lee has a new documentary that high lights some of jackson's better days. joining us via skype to talk more is music and media consultant, my friend, bruno degrenado. >> good morning,sunny. good morning, john. >> good morning. >> tell us why is there such a commotion around the 25th anniversary of michael jackson's "bad" album? >> we have to go back to 1987 when "bad" was about to come out. and michael spent five years on the follow-up to "thriller" sold 25 million albums, best selling of all time. still is. the expectation was tremendous.
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it its said michael everywhere he went, he would write 100, wanting to sell 100 million copies. when the album came out, it was lukewarm response, and underrated by the critics. when you look at the advancement of music and the production values that michael brought into that "bad" album, now you think 25 years later, wow this is a real genius at work. quincy jones, produced the "bad" album. michael was involved, apprentice had become the jedi masteren the studio. >> absolutely. did you say it was five years between "thriller" and this album? >> yes, "thriller" in 1982, released." "bad" in august, 1987. michael between '82 and '87 did a world tour with his brothers, the victory tour, on the cover of "time", and "newsweek," and disneyland, opened a ride for him, revived recently. so he was everywhere. didn't really have the time to follow up, the recording of
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"thriller." he wanted to go back into the studio in '84 after the victory tour. he wasn't able because of commitments. >> bruno, tell us about the spike lee documentary "bad 25." >> spike lee is working on this, with the blessing of michael jackson's family and estate. a gem, behind the scenes, making, footage, all the stuff michael recorded. other thing about michael he was such a visual artist he would have cameras in the recording studio making sure he recorded all the outtakes of the songs. what we are getting with the two-hour documentary, insider's view on the recording process of "bad" michael, quincy jones, michael and sheryl crow. just a tremendous insider's view to the recording process, this album. >> well, tell us why do you think michael's legacy is stronger today than it was when the "bad" album came out? >> sunny, it is because human nature.
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because michael passed away. when people pass away we want to think the best of them. but we also look back at michael's musical prowess. he basically invented the music video concept. mtv owes him several billion if you think about it. touring concept before michael jackson was an artist getting on a wooden stage and just playing to his/her fans. michael brought a visual aspect to the touring component. sponsorship and endorsement with pepsi and l.a. gear and all these other companies. that was unheard of before. so he really took everything to a new level. what we see in today's music business is really the legacy of what michael jackson invented 25, 30 years ago. >> what, one quick question, do you think there is a chance some one could become the next michael jackson, usher, just ten timberlake, justin bieber, they're all compared to mj. what do you think? >> very close. good students. don't think we will see a
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shining star as brig as michael jackson, not in olifetime. unique in every sense of the word. >> bruno, thank you. >> got to agree with him on that one. there is only one michael jackson, right. ♪ i'm bad i'm bad ♪ i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans,
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♪ forever young ♪ forever young it is a mythic quest -- the search for the fountain of youth, now some men say they have found it. >> more and more babyboomers are using testosterone to keep old age at bay. since 2006, prescriptions have doubled, expected to triple in the next five years. abc's neal karlinsky has more. >> you can see it in the ad appealing to the 70 million boomer men unwilling to fade quietly into old age. >> you might have a treatable condition called low testosterone or low t. >> reporter: in the three years
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he is taking t, he transformed into a younger man. two more works per day. 30 pound of fat gone. muscles, more impressive than anything he had in his 20s. you notice the physical change. talks 30 pound of muscle. absolutely. he looks great. in great shape. >> reporter: we wondered can it be that simple? dr. karen powers says yes. >> i hear a lot of men come in. they talk about the young guys coming in. they feel the challenge. >> reporter: is that okay for cheating? >> if your levels are low and bring you back to a there mall level or optimal level. aren't i just leveling the playing field. >> reporter: what is normal for what age? the average 20-year-old testosterone's levels can reach as high as 1080. as you age, the levels drop without drugs. by age 60, the average high is only 720. so, is it right to pump up testosterone to the levels of a much younger man? a level that in many cases more than doubles a man's
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testosterone? not so fast, says dr. edmund savony, an expert in testosterone at prestigious cleveland clinic. worried about the wave of boomer men using t to stay artificially young. >> right now we don't have guidance in the medical research to suggest it is safe to stay at the levels. >> reporter: chris and the running number of boomers look him aren't worried. >> bottom line, you are sold? >> absolutely sold. i will never not do this. >> reporter: risky or not he says slowing down so the next generation can move up is not an option. neal karlinsky, abc news, san luis obispo, california. >> give me some of the stuff. >> i know. that brings us to the facebook question of the day. >> what is your secret to staying and looking young? let us know. >> i don't know. >> what is your secret, sunny? >> just juices and berries. >> there you go. my secret, don't smoke. try to stay skinny best you can.
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>> and stay awake. >> stay awake. we don't do that.
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this morning on "world news now" -- political fight. mitt romney appears in primetime defending his views and deflecting attention given to that controversial video. as new polls reveal, president obama may have an edge, especially in battleground states. it's thursday, september 20th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everybody. i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. find out what's next for the romney campaign as we cover politics in our top story. and then, the dramatic scene in texas where one accident could have turned into another more tragic accident when the police say they serve and
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protect. yes, this scene really proves that. >> wow. also this morning, what could be the fountain of youth for aging men, the medical treatment that turns middle-aged guys, buff, while sharpening their brains. find out what it is, how it works, whether it is really safe. >> how about middle-aged women? i want some of that buffness. >> pretty buff. fits in a needle. i will take that. it's been 25 years since michael jackson's ground breaking album, bad, now it is being re-released with the documentary as the late, great king of pop makes one more comeback. 25 years. >> 25 years. can you believe it. mitt romney appealed to the hispanic vote last night with a rally in miami. >> we learned overnight that romney and his runningmate will launch a three day bus tour in oh next week. part of a new speed up strategy for the campaign. with the latest, we are jind oi by abc's karen travers in washington. good morning, karen. >> good morning, john, good morning, sunny. the romney campaign trying to change the subject away from the
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leaked video and back to the president's record. the obama campaign is very eager to keep his comments front and center. mitt romney said that despite what voters may have heard this week, he hasn't written off half of americans. still trying to do damage control for the leaked video, the republican contender vowed at a univision forum in miami that he will be a president for all americans. >> my campaign is about the 100% of america. and i am concerned about them. i am concerned about the fact that over the past four years, life has become harder for americans. >> reporter: it's been a rough couple weeks for the romney campaign. >> they have to stop being hostage to their own mistakes. >> reporter: but a bright spot for republicans, two new national polls out show the race still in a dead heat. >> they're hrtened by the national poll numbers which sho president obama. >> reporter: but the presidential race will be won or lost in a handful of battleground states where the candidates are focusing all of their attention. according to new polls out, the
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president leaden three of the most critical states up for grabs. vp contender paul ryan was in one of them. virginia, where he went after the president on the economy. >> mitt romney and i are not running to redistribute the wealth. mitt romney and i are running to help americans create wealth! >> the campaign is having a very bad day or very bad week. and it's sscircumstances lic s that, desperate efforts are made to change the subject. >> reporter: the romney video isn't just shaking up the presidential race, several republicans have distanced themselves from romney's comments. john, sunny back to you. >> karen, thank you very much. >> it is really something. i thin tik it was well played to the forum in florida, one of the key states with univision to try to appeal to the latino vote. he really would need that. >> we are partners with univision, abc, and president obama will be there today. taking his turn. >> well played as well.
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>> yes, romney is staying in florida. such a big crucial state. he will been sarasota today. >> right. right. we will be watching him. just two weeks after the political conventions wrapped up there is bipartisan agreement on one thing. the federal government should stop pick up part of the tab for the events. by an overwhelming margin, 310-95, the house followed the senate, voted to end federal money for both parties' conventions. taxpayers spent $224 on conventions since the mid 70s. the justice department has issued a scathing report about the botched gun trafficking operation known as fast and furious. an internal report cites misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures. however it did stop short of criticizing attorney general eric holder. many in congress had blamed holder for the scandal. a three-minute amusement park ride turned into a four-hour ordeal for 20 people in southern california. a ride called the windseeker
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broke down last night at knotts berry farm, leaving the riders stuck 300 feet in the air with their legs dangling. stranded riders stayed calm until they could be rescued. the second time the windseeker malfunctioned since opening last month. very close call has one police officer in lubbock, text tech called a hero this morning. all caught on a police cruiser's dash-cam, scene of the sdaccide about to become two accidents. watch as the officer pushes a woman out of the way just before an oncoming van slams into another police car that was on the scene. the driver of the van was arrested and hit with a drunk driving charge. the officer and the woman were both injured but they'll be just fine.
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>> that is scary. a man in colorado has won a giant settlement stemming from inhaling of artificial butter from his microwave popcorn. a federal jury, awarded wayne watson more than $7 million yesterday. he ate two bags of microwave popcorn a day for years then claimed his respiratory problems stem from inhaling buttery aroma. attorneys for the companies had argued watson's breathing issues were caused by working with carpet cleaning chemicals. the jury disagreed. at least one of the companies is planning an appeal. >> you know, i thought he would have had to have eaten more popcorn. >> two bags a day, seven years. >> it's not that much popcorn though. >> two bags a day? >> two bags a day. >> i have two bags a year. >> i don't know. maybe i eat too much popcorn. i am shocked at that. apparently, he already has settled claims against the company that makes the butter flavor, added to the popcorn, he got sick in 2007. get this -- he hasn't eaten another bite of popcorn unless he makes it on the stove. apparently, i suppose it is safer to make it on the the stove, one of those jiffy things or perhaps an
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old-fashioned. >> old school popcorn maker. >> scary the jury thought the buttery popcorn flavoring scent whatever it is was more at fault than carpet cleaning chemicals. >> exactly. >> kind of makes you wonder what's in the -- >> what's in it? so delicious. i think i eat too much popcorn. >> yeah. new research just published may have parents rethinking the use of the pacifier. they discovered 6 and 7-year-old boys who heavily used pacifiers were less likely to mimic emotions they were shown on tv. suggesting they had emotional development issues. and they also discovered college-aged men who were given pacifiers as children, were less likely to evaluate the moods of others. pacifier use in girls did not impact their, them later in life. researchers discovered. so. >> dude and the pacifier -- a no-no. girls and the pacifier, no problem. >> you know how we are. >> strange one. here is one thinking dorothy and "wizard of oz" clicking her
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heels and saying "there is no place like home." >> shoes are the work of a british designer. when the wearer clicks their heels together. a gps unit in the heels is activated. lights that point in the direction that you need to travel to get home. >> that is classic. they look kind of cool. uses special mapping software uploaded into the shoes. as parents we would agree, would be great technology to be used for young kids. >> i love it. i mean, i want them to be kind of shiny and glittery. >> right. >> like dorothy's shoes. but i would so buy those. >> ruby slippers after all. >> i hate getting lost. for me it's perfect. i walk around with my iphone and google map so i don't get lost. >> you'll be able to sink some day with an app. you'll be able to sync the app, gps and shoes some day. >> amazing for children. >> yeah, pretty cool. coming up, remember michael jackson's landmark "bad" album, 25 years later. >> first, an unusual arrest involving a riding lawnmower yes, and a guy who had to get to
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the supermarket and wait, his 6-year-old son was in the middle of this. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no-no hair remover. every time someone chooses finish over cascade,
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♪ ♪ welcome back to "world news now." a tennis referee accused of killing her husband with a coffee cup will have to give up a dna sample to prosecutors. the ruling from a judge in l.a. yesterday. lois goodman accused of beating her 80-year-old husband with the cup then using the broken handle to stab him. she was arrested last night at the u.s. open in new york where she was working as a referee. her lawyers tried to prevent the collection of her dna but lost. >> we need a sample of her dna so we can compare it to the blood found in the -- at the crime scene. so we can exclude her or include her as, as a assailant. >> mrs. goodman is innocent.
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i mean -- i want to make that as clear as i can. mrs. goodman is innocent. >> the couple were married nearly 50 years. they have three grown children. well getting behind the wheel after you have had a few drinks is never a good idea, but climbing on top of a lawnmower after drinking and driving down the street with a 6-year-old on your lap possibly one of the worst. that's what police say this guy did. jeff reese wanted to go to kroger's and couldn't get a ride. he hopped on the riding mower, grabbed the kid and put the mower in gear. >> i'm 49 years old i should have known better. i was doing most of the controlling for the lawnmower, i was letting him think he was driving but he wasn't. >> i could look at him and tell he was drunk. i could smell it on him. >> when asked if in hindsight that was a good idea, he said no, because alcohol doesn't mix well with the depression medication he takes. >> you think? >> hayes pointed out blade on the mower were not running.
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>> comforting. chick-fil-a will stick to making chicken from now on. the company says it is changing its policy and will no longer fund groups that oppose same-sex marriage. it became part of a national debate, when the owner publicly condemned gay marriage. yesterday the company issued a statement saying it will leave the policy debate to the politicians. interesting. interesting turn around. >> my, my, wonder what caused the turnaround and the change of heart. >> they say green is what it is really what it is about. not black, not white, not this, not that. green. >> such a turnaround. this happened august 1st when everyone heard about this and sort of went. they had support at chick-fil-a. and all these people went. and i think a couple weeks later, maybe a week later then they had, national kissing day, a lot of same-sex couples went and kissed at chick-fil-a. this was just a huge brouhaha. now it is all over. >> it really is. when i first heard the story, it was like "wow" and it is such a
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backtrack. yeah. go figure. >> i would like to know what caused the turn around. >> be a fly on the wall in the board room when they go hmm. still to come. a new bad. the michael jackson album 25 years later. >> we'll talk to our music guru, bruno del granado about the impact of this new michael jackson cd and a new documentary about the late singer. you are watching "world news now." ♪ ♪ i'm bad >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue
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♪ i'm bad i'm bad >> sunny has got the dance. who can forget that? michael jackson may be doing something in death that he never got to do in life. make a comeback that is. >> sony record released "bad 25" a compilation of remastered hits. and unreleased material. spike lee has a new documentary that highlights some of jackson's better days. joining us via skype to talk more about this is music and media consultant, my friend, bruno del granado. how are you doing? >> good morning, sunny. good morning, john. >> good morning. >> tell us why is there such a commotion around the 25th anniversary of michael jackson's "bad" album? >> well, because we have to go back to 1987 when "bad" was about to come out. and michael spent five years on working on the follow-up to "thriller" sold 25 million albums, best selling of all time. it still is. so the expectation was tremendous. it is said that michael --
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everywhere he went, he would write 100, wanting to sell 100 million copies. the album, when it came out, it received a lukewarm response, and underrated by the critics. when you look at the advancement of music and the production values that michael brought into that "bad" album, now you think 25 years later, wow this is a real genius at work. quincy jones produced the "bad" album. michael was involved, apprentice had become the jedi masteren the studio. >> absolutely. did you say it was five years between "thriller" and this album? >> yes, "thriller" was released in 1982. "bad" in august, 1987. michael between '82 and '87 did a world tour with his brothers, the victory tour, on the cover of "time", and "newsweek," and disneyland, opened a ride for him, the captain ride, revived recently. so he was everywhere. didn't really have the time to
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follow up, the recording of "thriller." he wanted to go back into the studio in '84 after the victory tour. he wasn't able because of commitments. >> bruno, tell us about the new spike lee documentary "bad 25." >> this is a two-hour documentary speak has been working on for many, many months with the blessing of michael jackson's family and estate. a gem, behind the scenes, making, footage, all the stuff michael recorded. other thing about michael he was such a visual artist he would have cameras in the recording studio making sure he recorded all the outtakes of the songs. what we are getting with the two-hour documentary, insider's view on the recording process of "bad" michael, quincy jones, michael and sheryl crow. just a tremendous insider's view to the recording process, this album. >> well, tell us why do you think michael's legacy is stronger today than it was when the "bad" album came out? >> sunny, it is because human nature. because michael passed away. when people pass away we want to
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think the best of them. but we also look back at chael'. he basically invented the music video concept. mtv owes him several billion if you think about it. touring concept before michael jackson was an artist getting on a wooden stage and just playing to his/her fans. or their fans. michael brought a visual aspect to the touring component. also the sponsorship and endorsement with pepsi and l.a. gear and all these other companies. that was unheard of before. so he really took everything to a new level. what we see in today's music business is really the legacy of what michael jackson invented 25, 30 years ago. >> what, one quick question, do you think there is a chance some one could become the next michael jackson? we have usher, justin timberlake, justin bieber, they're all compared to mj. what do you think? >> very close. good students. don't think we will see a shining star as brig as michael
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♪ forever young ♪ forever young it is a mythic quest -- the search for the fountain of youth. now some men say they have found it. >> more and more babyboomers are using testosterone to keep old age at bay. since 2006, prescriptions have doubled. they're expected to triple in the next five years. abc's neal karlinsky has more. >> reporter: you can see it in the ads appealing to the 70 million boomer men unwilling to fade quietly into old age. >> you might have a treatable condition called low testosterone or low t. >> reporter: in the three years he has been taking t, chris says
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he has transformed himself into a younger man. two more works per day. 30 pound of fat gone. and muscles, bulging muscles more impressive than anything he had in his 20s. you notice the physical change. he talks about 30 pound of muscle. >> absolutely. he looks great. he is in great shape. >> reporter: we wondered can it be that simple? dr. karen powers says yes. >> i hear a lot of men come in. they talk about the young guys coming in. they feel the challenge. >> reporter: is that okay for cheating? >> if your levels are low and bring you become to a normal level or optimal level. aren't i just leveling the playing field? >> reporter: what is normal for what age? the average 20-year-old testosterone's levels can reach as high as 1080. as you age, the levels drop without drugs. by age 60, the average high is only 720. so, is it right to pump up testosterone to the levels of a much younger man? a level that in many cases more than doubles a man's testosterone?
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not so fast, says dr. edmund savony, an expert in testosterone at prestigious cleveland clinic. he is worried about the wave of boomer men using t to stay artificially young. >> right now we don't have guidance in the medical research to suggest it is safe to stay at the levels. >> reporter: chris and the number of boomers just like him aren't worried. bottom line, you are sold? >> absolutely sold. i will never not do this. >> reporter: risky or not he says slowing down so the next generation can move up is not an option. neal karlinsky, abc news, san luis obispo, california. >> give me some of the stuff. >> i know. that brings us to this morning's facebook question of the day. >> what is your secret to staying and looking young? let us know. >> i don't know. >> what is your secret, sunny? >> just juices and berries. >> there you go. my secret, don't smoke. try to stay skinny best you can. >> and stay awake. >> stay awake. we don't do that.
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this morning on "world news now" -- mitt romney tries to rebound. saying his campaign is about the 100% in america. >> republican nominee is courting the hispanic vote and rolling out a bus trip as he doubles down in battleground states. it is thursday, september 20th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, i'm sunny hostin. >> all right, i'm john muller. rob and paula are on assignment. in a moment, mitt romney's latest steps as he tries to repair that damage from the leaked tape. and then, a staple in almost every kitchen. now there are new safety questions about what's in rice. and children could be the most at risk. >> i thought rice was a good thing.
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>> i know, right. >> also this half-hour, the last ride. shuttle "endeavour" gets a piggyback ride as it heads to its retirement home. nasa is going to honor a very special fly-over request. later, are they really on again? word of a dramatic makeup after the dramatic breakup of twilight twosome, robert pattinson and kristen stewart. >> new details about how the romney campaign is hope to press the reset button. after a terrible week. >> the campaign is set to launch an advertising offensive that will focus more on romney's plans to turn the country around and romney and paul ryan will launch a three-day bus tour starting next week. abc's david muir traveling with the campaign in miami. >> reporter: here in florida, mitt romney in front of hispanic viewers, at a forum on univision, he was asked about the argument he made about 47% of americans. >> so my campaign is about the 100% in america. i am concerned about them. i am concerned about the fact
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that over the past four years, life has become harder for americans. >> reporter: it comes after tapes revealed, romney telling wealthy donors that 47% of americans see themselves as victims. >> and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> behind these doors, mitt romney calls half the american people. >> dependent upon government, who believe they are victims. >> victims? behind these doors, middle-class families struggle. >> reporter: romney's running mate paul ryan defending him in interviews across six states. >> he was obviously inarticulate making this point. the point we are trying to make sheer under the obama economy, government dependency is up and economic stagnation is up. >> was it a poor choice of words? probably inarticulate. but i am not offended by that. >> reporter: she told me she is voting for romney.
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and andrew small, one of the few voters still undecided. >> when you heard it what was your first reaction? >> just like anything you are shocked that some one would saying something like that. >> reporter: and this woman. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: rita telling me, she is not satisfied with his word about latinos, his words this week about people waiting for a government handout. also in the recorded interview, romney is blunt about needing more latinos to win. >> we're having a much harder time with the has hispanic vote, and if the hispanic voting bloc, becomes as committed to the democrats as the african-american voting bloc has in the past, why we're in trouble as the a party, and i think, as a nation. >> reporter: i spoke with the senior adviser within the romney campaign and they acknowledge their numbers, polling among hispanic voters is not where it need to be for romney to within come november. they look at this forum with our partners at univision as a huge opportunity to get their message out there. david muir, abc news, miami, florida. the legality of gay marriage may come before the nation's highest court within a year.
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justice ruth bader ginsburg says the defense of marriage act would likely be before the supreme court at the end of its current term. the law passed in 1996 has already been declared unconstitutional by a federal judge in new york. prosecutors in florida have released a new batch of forensic evidence in their case against george zimmerman charged with murdering the unarmed teenager, trayvon martin. the test shows only zimmerman's dna identified on the handle of his gun. though zimmerman told police that martin reached for the weapon. a neighborhood watchman is claiming self-defense in the killing last february. i think that could be pretty significant. >> do you think it could? >> yes. because it is really -- trayvon martin is not going to be there to testify, of course, so the jury has to sort of put this together, from what -- what george zimmerman is going to testify to. and then also the other witnesses. i think forensic evidence is going to play a huge part in this case. i have tried, circumstantial cases before, when i was prosecuting cases. and they're very difficult to
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prove. >> very difficult. >> i think it is going to come down to some of that. >> is it just me, or more and more cases based on circumstance shall evidence are winding up in convictions than in the past? >> i think you are right. i think prosecutors are just getting better at it. that's what i think. >> thank you, sunny. there are new questions this morning about the safety of a food found in millions of american homes. the warning about rice comes after a consumer reports investigation found significant levels of arsenic in rice and rice products. while researchers say parents may need to cut back on the servings of rice, an industry group says there is a little health risk. >> rice is a safe and nutritious food. these are very, very low levels. >> we are saying for infant rice cereal that you really shouldn't exceed more than one serving a day. >> surprisingly, brown rice contains more arsenic because white rice is polished, removing the outer layers, where any arsenic is most likely to be found.
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expanding on that, like the fact that white rice is more processed which is normally seen as a bad thing in most cases. because it is more processed it is actually better because if there is anything toxic in there it's more processed away in this case. >> that's just unbelievable to me. how many times don't you go to the supermarket and see the brown rice and white rice. i say to myself. got to get the brown rice, so much better for me and my children. and now. this is coming out. >> they say if you soak and rinse the brown rice good before cooking it you are in good shape. just another -- an extra step for a busy mom like you. can't win, sunny. >> can't win. several new signs point to the housing recovery really picking up steam. existing home sales jumped almost 8% last month best in two years. builders broke ground on a lot more homes with august housing starts up more than 2%. it all sent the index that measures homebuilder confidence to its highest level in six years. there is a major traffic jam on the nation's busiest waterway.
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dozens of tugboats and hundreds of barges backed up on the mississippi river north of st. louis. crews are just scrambling to fix a broken piece of equipment that caused the problem but it is all related to the crippling drought in the midwest. look at that. >> yeah, something, right. let's take a look at the with -- weather right now. afternoon showers from miami to savannah. chilly morning in upstate new york and new england. with frost possible. pleasant in the west. >> cooler than usual in minneapolis with the high in the mid 60s. about 10 degrees warmer for dallas and denver. baltimore and new york are in the 70s, anchorage the cool spot on the map at 56. >> get ready for this one. listen to this. here is a guy who says this video shows him combining his two main hobbies, the hobbies doing pushups and solving rubik's cubes. >> oh, my. not just any pushups by the way, one handed pushups. in fact 21-year-old, mike kotch claims he hasn't done a standard pushup in as long as he remembers. >> you can see, he is making
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progress on the cube. solves it in 25 seconds. considering how many have not finished a cube or armed pushup. impressive. >> i'm very impressed. >> on a lot of levels, it's really hard, muss carwise. brainwise on the cube. and dexterity to manipulate that thing with one hand. may be the hardest part of all. >> this is my issue. how do you kind of come up with this? >> yeah. >> it is -- like i am going to do a one-armed pushup and then, do a rubik's cube. >> yeah. >> too much time on his hands. i don't know. >> but he is good. >> he is good. >> credit where credit is due. >> just not sure. >> yeah. curious, curious skill. >> i think it's odd. >> all right. coming up. something special today from nasa, the shuttle "endeavour." makes its final flight. >> nasa, not nasa. >> nassau in bahamas or long island. >> lindsay lohan brings west coast shenanigans to new york. what police say about her car crash. you are watching "world news now."
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that's where a 34-year-old man says lohan clipped him in the leg while driving a black porsche cayenne and kept right on going. apparently lohan managed to find a parking spot and went into a club. about two hours later when she cam out, new york police commissioner, ray kelly says she was arrested and hauled into a police station. >> comes back about 2:30 in the morning where she is arrested for -- for leaving the scene. >> reporter: kelly said police don't think alcohol was involved and that lohan wasn't given a breathalyzer test. she was however given a ticket for a misdemeanor set to appear in court october 23rd. the man was treated at a hospital for a leg injury and released. lohan's publicist calling the latest incident much adieu about nothing telling abc he is confident she didn't hit any one. in may lohan was cleared of allegations she hit a hollywood night club manager. this latest brush with the law could spell even more trouble for the problem-prone lohan who is currently on probation for a
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jewelry theft case last year. back in may the judge in the case said the only requirement of lohan's probation was that she obey all laws. but if she breaks any, she could go to jail for 245 days. john, sunny? >> all right, paul. we were saying beforehand, like if you were lindsay at this stage of the game wouldn't you just not drive. just don't drive. get a driver. >> get a driver. >> take the bus. i don't know. just don't drive. >> apparently in the car with other people. >> why didn't one of them drive? >> just had too many incidents in the car. whether they're legit, illegit, whatever. >> exactly. i don't understand. apparently he was treated. >> yeah, he has got some choice quotes. >> he was treated at the hospital, and he said, he was in so much pain that he fell to the side. then he says, he told lohan, "why did you do that?" she said, "you have to get out
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of the way." she told me "i have to move." i mean -- if that's true, then she is in trouble. >> it's going to be a he said/she said. but, wow. >> i've don't understand. now apparently there is a video. >> really? >> so the police source. police source. >> flicked her lights. blinked her lights to catch attention of act people. but rodriguez walked in front of the porsche. there's video. there's a witness. he went to the hospital. >> i didn't see the tape. if you flick your lights that's great. but then you do have to stop if they don't move. just because you flick your lights you can't keep going. >> i know. there were other men in the car he says. one of the men moved lindsay from the driver's seat into the back. and then told him there was no problem. >> suburban high school thing. "oh, no, i'm not driving. you know. you go." >> if i am a prosecutor, yeah, i will have the cops pick her up. >> very least with her track record and all the things going on. >> oh, lindsay. >> to even get a misdemeanor at
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this point. it is not going to work out well. >> lawyer up. call my good friend shawn again. >> he represents? >> she is good. >> get the inside scoop for us. >> i can. >> sunny is on it. coming up, lady gaga's ever-changing appearance. why we are seeing more of her. >> and a brand new role for shakira, off the stage, next in "the skinny." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our
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♪ skinny ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> and now it's time for "the skinny," and you twihards out there. i mean, i actually -- i love all things vampire. i have seen all the movies and read the books. >> gotcha. >> robert pattinson/kristen stewart, reconciled after the dramatic makeup/breakup. looks like they may be together. remember she had that indiscretion in july with the director of her movie, "snow white and the huntsman" apparently, people are saying he finally relented, robert pattinson, decided he was going to meet with her. he is still very much in love with her. and they, in fact, although they have moved out of the home that they shared together.
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they have been seeing each other and it is very likely that they will get together. rob apparently sees it as just a stupid mistake that kristen made. after a lot of long tearful talks worked it out. >> kind of like the shoe on the other foot. you hear the guys misbehaving. you say, can the woman ever really forgive? will she always have that there? will he really forget? will he really forgive? >> i don't like it. no, no. i don't like it. uh-uh. >> tell me if you like this one. lady gaga. put up some pictures. apparently, according to "the dailymally." you can judge for yourself by the pictures. apparently put on 30 pound and reassessing her wardrobe. the singer covered up her curves in a long sleeve white coat. in amsterdam. the 5'1" star strutted on stage in a series of skinny costumes. one of the experts for the daily mail seems to think she has put on about 30 pounds. this is pre-30 pounds. this is not it. some of the shots that we don't
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have, are they do look quite heavy some of the shots. the singer admits she loves food. especially italian cuisine. can't get enough. from an italian family. what more can i say? >> 30 pounds. >> skimpy outfits. maybe toned down a little bit. >> are there pregnancy rumors? >> i got a story that might involve that in a little bit. stay tuned. >> yes. bobbi christina, whitney houston's daughter, her boyfriend, nick gordon. raised together. kind of look a brother. >> not blood, brother and sister. >> sort of. >> he tweeted a picture of himself, driving yes, while holding a gun. apparently, a very large gun, as you can see. he has taken the photo down from his twitter account. but people are talking about this. this its pretty alarming, you know, she is still grieving, and, but since whitney houston died in february they have, grown increasingly close.
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he even -- she tweeted out a photo of the pair of them kissing and there was a giant ring on her finger. >> not sure what is more alarming, the kiss or gun? >> is this a good move for bobbi kris. >> i don't know. >> her family not so crazy about the move. shakira? >> yes. >> her hips don't lie. >> what is she saying? >> shakira is pregnant. >> pregnant? >> expecting her first child. the father, the guy you think is so hot, gerard pique, the soccer player for fc. she posted, as some of you may know -- we are happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby. >> that is going to be some baby. >> i want to reproduce, shakira told "usa today," at the time in a 9-year relationship with her last boyfriend. there you go. she is going to reproduce. congratulations to her. >> congratulations to her. and to gerard pique.
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all right. all right. you think your vehicle has a lot of miles on it? after logging 123 million miles, the space shuttle "endeavour" is making its final voyage. >> nasa's youngest shuttle is going into retirement, heading west for a life of leisure in the california sun. abc's brandi hitt has re. >> reporter: good morning, sunny and john. this its "endeavour's" final mission home. in this journey, nasa decided to fulfill a last-minute request by "endeavour's" last commander. it is a magnificent sight, thousands gather to watch the space shuttle "endeavour," atop a modified 747 as it took off from kennedy space center and flew over mississippi, louisiana, and texas. >> i love this kind of stuff. >> houston, nasa, johnson space
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center we have thousands of people who put their heart and soul into a program like this. >> reporter: this is the first leg of "endeavour's" three-day journey to los angeles where it will eventually call the california science center home. and it is no easy mission. in south l.a., crews are already preparing to roll "endeavour" through the streets. they're raising power and cable lines from 30 feet to 60 feet above ground to have enough clearance for the shuttle's tail. >> we had to bring in specialized equipment, because we normally don't work above 30 to 32 feet. >> reporter: 260 trees are being cut to make room. that's angered some residents. >> something different, yeah, besides cutting them down. >> reporter: the science center is promising to plant and maintain four trees for every one that is removed. as the shuttle ended its first day of travel in houston, astronaut mark kelly, the last to fly "endeavour," made this request for his wife, former congresswoman gabrielle
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giffords. >> tell the pilots when they land it would be great if they could fly over tucson so gabby and i could see "endeavour." >> reporter: and nasa has decided to grant mark kelly's wish. "endeavour" was already scheduled to fly over the region on the way to edward's air force base here in california, it will now fly over tucson, arizona. sunny, john, back to you. >> that's really cool. >> a nice tribute. >> really cool. >> debuted in 1992, flew 25 times. >> logge123 million miles, and circled earth nearly 4,700 times. >> how many oil changes do you need? 123 million miles. >> a lot of work. >> been to jiffy lube a lot of different times. tell you what. nice to see that up close and personal. >> absolutely. >> los angeles is lucky to get it. >> i know. >> that's the news for this half-hour. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> and on twitter, you need to get a twitter account. you need one. #wnnfans.
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